Services set for Madison Taliaferro

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HOLTON, Kan. (WIBW) According to her obituary, a Celebration of Life for Madison Taliaferro will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Holton High School. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

The family has setup a memorial, with all donations going to Madison's favorite school programs. Those can be made in care of Mercer Funeral Home. P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

The family says the 18-year-old died Saturday evening.

She had been waiting for a new lung transplant after lung function fell from 48 percent to 22.5 percent.

Born with Cystic Fibrosis, Madison had a continued lung function decline until she she received a first transplant six years ago.

After six years of "a great quality of life," her family says she quickly went from celebrating homecoming to fighting for her life.

Doctors aren't sure what caused the chronic rejection.